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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A medical marijuana store front mixes bright neon lights with stout safety bars over the windows.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Nevada Says Determined to Meet July 1 Deadline (New York Times (AP))

// Pennsylvania issues permits to 12 medical marijuana growers (Washington Post (AP))

// MJ Freeway experiences second security breach in 2017, calls it ‘a theft’ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// N.Y. Senate approves medical marijuana as PTSD treatment (New York Daily News)

// Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in fight over doubled-up pot taxes (Denver Post)

// Critics Say House Pot Bill Weakens Diversity Efforts (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Canada’s Marijuana Mega Farms (Marijuana.com)

// Right now there’s no way to know what’s in your California weed. That’s about to change (Cannabist)

// Marijuana Taxes Just Got A Lot Less Sticky (San Francisco Weekly)

// Mike Pence Tells Central American Leaders the United States Will Return to ‘War On Drugs’ Tactics (Merry Jane)


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sits against a backdrop of blurry word flags.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mexico Officially Legalizes Medical Marijuana (Marijuana.com)

// Canada Legal Marijuana: Manitoba Finance Minister Says Feds’ Timeline ‘Feels Rushed’ (Huffington Post Canada)

// Contaminated marijuana still reaching consumers in Oregon (Oregon Live)


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// Republican Senator: Let States Legalize Marijuana and Heroin (MassRoots)

// Bill to legalize marijuana in NJ takes first step at statehouse (News 12)

// The Latest: Nevada judge postpones pot license decision (Washington Post)

// 4 Reno MMJ dispensaries could be first in NV to sell rec marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Arkansas just opened door to get into state’s brand-new marijuana industry (Cannabist (AP))

// Registration begins for medical marijuana patients in Iowa (KCCI News)

// Chart: Florida could someday be home to massive medical marijuana businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, June 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, June 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions: Being soft on sentencing means more violent crime. It’s time to get tough again. (Washington Post)

// Massachusetts Senate proposal holds line on marijuana taxes (Boston.com (AP))

// Vermont Lawmakers Scheduled to Hold 2-Day Veto Session (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Huge marijuana production facility near Edmonton airport breaks ground (Edmonton Journal)

// Maui Grown Therapies aims to start medical marijuana sales in mid-July (Maui News)

// California Law Could Open Door To Marijuana At County Fairs (CBS Sacramento)

// Pot will soon be legal in Vegas but don’t even think about lighting up on the Strip (Los Angeles Times)

// Grants Pass racetrack will feature ‘marijuana mile’ (Mail Tribune)

// State lists applicants to grow medical cannabis in Pa. (TRIB Live)

// Task force to examine medical marijuana in Tennessee (WBIR.com)


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Friday, June 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf stands at a podium smiling with his arms held widely apart.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Wolf responds to Sessions’ request to remove legal protections for medical marijuana (Lancaster Online (AP))

// Vermont gov and legislators still negotiating marijuana legalization (Cannabist)

// Cannabis attorney expects court decision on 280E by ‘end of year’ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// B.C. Kills Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Marijuana Producers (Leafly)

// Health chief: No medical cannabis to treat opioid addiction (Sante Fe New Mexican)

// California’s new cannabis rules create path to organic grows, delivery, regional naming, and more (Cannabist)

// HelloMD Telemedicine Services Now Available to New York Medical Cannabis Patients (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Florida Cuts Telemedicine Out of New Medical Marijuana Law (mHealth Intelligence)

// Analysts: High Times sale could buoy cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Iowa State University Students Win Federal Court Case Over Right to Print Pot-Themed T-Shirts (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Congressman Jared Polis speaks on stage at TEDxBoulder.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, staunch marijuana legalization supporter, to run for Colorado governor (Cannabist)

// Justice Department No. 2: Marijuana Memo Still In Effect (MassRoots)

// Rev. Al Sharpton Calls For More Diversity In White-Dominated Weed Industry (Huffington Post)


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// Sandoval signs 3 marijuana bills into law, vetoes one (Las Vegas Sun)

// Marijuana Company Successfully Sponsors Dale Earnhardt’s Grandson In NASCAR (Fresh Toast)

// As cannabis industry grows, tensions rise over energy use (Oregon Business)

// Ray Rodrigues: ‘We believe we will win’ suit over medical marijuana smoking ban (Florida Politics)

// Oregon defends legal marijuana market to feds (Oregonian)

// Hawaiian medical marijuana dispensaries ‘bleeding money’ as they still can’t sell anything (Cannabist)

// Will Washington State Finally Get Homegrow? (Leafly)


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Exclusive: Sessions Asks Congress To Undo Medical Marijuana Protections (MassRoots)

// Vermont Legal Marijuana Compromise Emerges (MassRoots)

// California proposal would allow pot shops to sell both medical and recreational weed (Los Angeles Times)


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// iAnthus Capital to Acquire New York MMJ License Holder Valley Agriceuticals for $17.3mm (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill overhauling Massachusetts legal marijuana law expected to surface this week (Mass Live)

// U.S. marijuana industry’s economic impact to approach $70B by 2021 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pot-sniffing dogs’ jobs haven’t gone up in smoke (San Francisco )

// Drug Policy Alliance Launches Marijuana Legalization Campaign In New Jersey (Weed News)

// Denver marijuana facilities without odor plans could face punishment city says (Denverite)

// Las Vegas Casino Bans MassRoots CEO For Cannabis Ties (Leafly)


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Monday, June 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

An indoor industrial marijuana grow facility is packed with large healthy green marijuana plants.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maryland court again refuses to delay medical cannabis licensing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal marijuana could be a $5-billion boon to the state economy – but some users may stay illegal (LA Times)

// Welcome to Ganjachusetts (Boston Magazine)


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// Gov. Hickenlooper signs controversial civil asset forfeiture bill, calls it “important first step” in addressing problems with practice (The Denver Post)

// Colorado Company’s Pot Cases Seized By Federal Authorities (CBS Denver)

// Attorney Plans Lawsuit to Allow for Smoking of Medical Pot (U.S. News & World Report (AP) )

// Colorado marijuana sales in April 2017 top $125 million (The Cannabist)

// This Firefighter Took A Doctor’s Advice To Use Medical Marijuana – Now He Could Be Fired (BuzzFeed News)

// Connecticut Commissioner Agrees to Add 3 Qualifying Conditions (U.S. News)

// NBA Finals: Hotel where Warriors practice taken over by National Cannabis Expo (CBS Sports)


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Friday, June 9, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Two small marijuana plants sit in hand-labeled pots in a home grow.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado toughens up on home grows boosts funding for black market enforcement (Cannabist)

// Rhode Island Lawmakers Pitch ‘Incremental Legalization’ Plan (Leafly)

// Florida Legislators Say No to Smoking Medical Marijuana (U.S. News)


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// Citrus and sugar growers could get edge in state’s budding $1 billion medical pot industry (Miami Herald)

// Major Canadian veggie grower teams with licensed MMJ cultivator (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Attorney general seeks to keep medical marijuana off Arizona’s college campuses (Tuscon.com)

// Migraines accepted for medical marijuana program (Connecticut Post)

// Veterans push state Senate on medical marijuana treatment for PTSD sufferers (NY Daily News)

// Emergency rules proposed for Iowa’s medical cannabis cards (Radio Iowa)

// BDS Analytics: Cannabis Consumers Are Happier Campers (Marijuana Industry News)


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A smoldering cigarette sits against a blue sky, burned halfway down to the filter.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Tobacco wholesalers want in on recreational marijuana (The Boston Globe)

// NJ Governor Candidate Pledges Legal Marijuana In Victory Speech (MassRoots)

// After years of lobbying by veterans, Colorado adds PTSD as medical marijuana condition (The Cannabist)


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// Seminole-owned business strikes deal with marijuana-industry firm (Sun Sentinel)

// Prosecution of marijuana attorney could impact industry, fellow lawyers say (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana producer details source of banned pesticide problem (The Globe and Mail)

// Medical Marijuana Commission Finalizes Application Forms for Dispensaries and Cultivation Facilities (Arkansas Matters)

// DPA and ACLU of CA Sue City of Fontana to Uphold Rights Granted by California’s Marijuana Legalization Law (Drug Policy Alliance)

// Former British Police Chief: It’s Time for the U.K. to Legalize Pot (TIME Magazine)

// The Denver Post’s marijuana editor campaigned to get rid of drug testing at the paper (Denverite)


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a DOJ podium.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Deputy AG: Push for tough sentences is not reviving drug war (The Associated Press)

// Congress Could Vote on Marijuana Banking This Week (MassRoots)

// Cleveland City Council rolls back moratorium on growing marijuana (Cleveland.com)


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// Nevada Lawmakers Set Cannabis Tax: 10% Retail, 15% Wholesale (Leafly News)

// Arkansas Expecting 20,000-40,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Applications (Leafly News)

// Marijuana may get a brief losing debate in House (CT Post)

// Chart: Retail cannabis chains are on the rise in Colorado (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Wheaton scraps $80M financing deal citing ‘false’ attempts to ‘discredit the company’ (Financial Post)

// Toronto’s public health chief wants pot possession decriminalized now (Toronto Star)

// Ohio village runs out of space for medical marijuana growers (The News & Observer)


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